International Society for Coaching Psychology

Promoting excellence in the theory, research and practice of coaching psychology

International Accreditation and Certification

Stage One of the international accreditation / certification process is available to existing qualified psychologists who are members of the Society. This is a grandparenting process.  

Stage Two is a portfolio system, offered to graduate Associate members of the Society (AssocMISCP), which enables them to progress towards becoming a full member of the Society by building up a portfolio of coaching psychology learning and competencies. They will then be able to work towards accredited membership status. 

Please e-mail membership for an application form, clearly stating whether you wish to apply as a qualified psychologist for MISCP Accred status or as an Assoc MISCP via the portfolio system.  Or alternatively click on the download links below.

The development of our certification process will be undertaken in stages as the working party focuses on psychology qualifications from around the world. If necessary, a Regional certification system may be set up to reflect local needs.

The pathways towards ISCP Accreditation/Certification can be viewed 'at a glance' by clicking here.

Please note, the certification being developed by the Society may not be recognised by individual states or countries. However, most importantly, it will ensure that Society Accredited or Certified Coaching Psychologists have to maintain relevant annual CPD/CPE and obtain regular supervision or consultation for their work. This will benefit the practitioner, their coachees and client organisations. 


(1) You need to be a member first before you can apply for accreditation.

(2) You need to wait 3 months after becoming a member before you can apply for accreditation

(3) Please note we now only accept applications by email. (Send to


Downloads (2):


- MISCPAccred Application

- AssocMISCP Portfolio Application